Duets Direct unveils DuetsTactiles Substrates

Duets Direct (Cannon Falls, MN), a Gemini company and factory-direct manufacturer and supplier of premium engraving, ADA and architectural sign substrates, has introduced its DuetsTactiles plastic sheet stock for ADA, wayfinding and appliqué applications. With a broad selection of ADA substrates in several colours, patterns and finishes, Duets Direct allows specifiers, architectural sign companies and … Read more →

Crawford Tech introduces PRO Capture for EMC Captiva

Toronto-based Crawford Technologies has released a unique software solution for the EMC Captiva Capture Server that radically changes the long-established scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) process. PRO Capture for EMC Captiva changes the way large organizations capture data, evolving from the use of scanning paper to digital files. Until now, processing of digitally-created PDF … Read more →

MacDermid introduces high-performance plate for corrugated

MacDermid Printing Solutions (Atlanta, GA) has introduced a new digital flexo printing plate designed specifically for corrugated printing. Digital MAF, its new anti-fluting plate, has a dot profile that is optimized for post-print corrugated, resulting in dramatically reduced fluting without the use of additional platemaking techniques or exposure systems. Digital MAF is the latest in … Read more →

Actega Kelstar introduces 100% UV Soft Touch Coating

New Jersey-based Actega Kelstar, a market leader in the innovation of specialty coatings and chemicals, has introduced its newest product – 100% UV Soft Touch. The newest addition to its specialty coatings portfolio has several unique features. UV Soft Touch is a 100% UV-curable one-part system – not a hybrid or two-part system, and requires … Read more →

The Reliable Printer installs Xerox Nuvera and C.P. Bourg Perfect Binder

The Reliable Printer is a Toronto-based, full in-house digital printing centre that also specializes in graphic design, book printing, wide-format, finishing and binding services, and direct-mail marketing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The family-owned and operated digital print shop was established seven years ago. The company’s new Xerox Nuvera 144 Digital Prodcution System (with … Read more →

CPEIA and PAC partner to transform packaging industry with printable and organic electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and PAC Packaging Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore how printable and organic electronics can help Canada’s packaging industry. “This partnership with PAC is a tremendous stride forward in our commitment to our members, to forge the linkages that will help them create compelling new products and … Read more →

Adobe announces major innovations to its Creative Cloud Photography

Adobe’s update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan is the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that delivers “lightning-fast performance” and new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase original photos. With Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography empowers photographers to transform photos into “amazing shots.” Creative Cloud Photography also … Read more →

Enfocus PitStop 13 officially released

After a successful beta test period, PitStop 13 is now in general release. Beta users reported that the features included in this release solve their most problematic PDF quality challenges. Available as a subscription or a license model, PitStop 13 provides, as one beta tester described it, “more production, more efficiency and easier communication.” PitStop … Read more →

Bard Business Solutions celebrates 20th Anniversary this year

For over 20 years, Bard Business Solutions of Toronto has provided management software products specifically designed for various segments of the printing industry. The technology allows users to organize and manage their complete shop processes from one efficient and easy-to-use program. The result is working better and smarter as a team, eliminating duplication and reducing … Read more →

Agfa Graphics to release Fortuna 9 security printing design software

The new Fortuna 9 design software for high-end security printing has updated tools and new security modules that focus on productivity and ease-of-use for those who require high-security printing designs for passports, ID documents, high-security cards, tax stamps, security documents, lottery tickets and more. It’s an advanced security design software with integrated security features that … Read more →

Martin Yale launches new manual creasers

Martin Yale Industries (Wabash, Indiana) has launched two new creasers specifically for small and in-plant print shops. Both the CR818 manual model and the CR828 semi-automatic model handle sheets up to 14” x 18” in weights up to 341 gsm. One unique characteristic is the availability to convert the manual CR818 easily into a semi-automatic CR828 … Read more →